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Recent Work

  • Ciao! The rest of our lives and the vuvuzela Published 06/25/2010 at 2:33 p.m.

    Shouts of encouragement came from the crowd and then the silence was deafening as Tiger brought his flat stick back for the putt that could give him another United States Open Championship. And the hush was suddenly punctured by a ...

  • Homestay educational exchange program returning to Naples Published 06/17/2010 at 3:38 p.m.

    The shores of Naples are about to be invaded by an armada of high school students from both Italy and Spain.

  • Ciao! The dog days of Southwest Florida's pre-summer Published 06/11/2010 at 3:18 p.m.

    The other night we were dining at one of our favorite downtown restaurants with our friends Fred and Louise. “Well the dog days are almost here,” said Fred with a very serious face. They are here I replied, it was ...

  • Bill Klauber: Ciao! Scotch and water mix, but not oil Published 05/27/2010 at 1:54 p.m.

    My friend Roger called me a few days ago obviously quite excited. He asked if we could get together as soon as possible. He mentioned that he had a great idea that could make a lot of money for us. ...

  • Bill Klauber: Ciao! ... of mice, men and millions Published 05/12/2010 at 6:09 p.m.

    Don’t look now folks, but the mice could be coming, the mice could be coming. By the millions. Egad. Run for the hills. Kitty bar the door. Batten down the hatches. And send for the Pied Piper of Hamlin.

  • BILL KLAUBER: Ciao! - The endless salad bar Published 04/14/2010 at 6:29 p.m.

    Recently we had dinner with friends at a restaurant that features “An Endless Salad Bar.” From my point of view, the only thing endless was the endless wait as I not-so-patiently and oh-so-slowly approached the “assembly line.”

  • Marine Corps League of Naples hosted PBS’ Lehrer Published 03/24/2010 at 5:31 p.m.

    im Lehrer, in effect, brought the PBS NewsHour to Naples on March 17. With a lot of green showing in the audience, it could have been in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, but the occasion was the sixth annual Honor ...

  • BILL KLAUBER: Ciao! - Martini times to remember Published 03/17/2010 at 5:20 p.m.

    We have been reading recently of some mysterious happenings to customers of the Blue Martini bar in North Naples. In fact authorities and cafe management are investigating as this column is being written.

  • BILL KLAUBER: Ciao! - The Rites of Spring Published 03/03/2010 at 5:34 p.m.

    Baseball is back. The hot stove league is cooling off till next winter. The off-season hiatus of our national pastime has at long last passed.